Hockey: India women hold Australia to 2-2 draw in Olympic hockey Test Event

Hockey: India women hold Australia to 2-2 draw in Olympic hockey Test Event

Tokyo (Japan), The Indian Women's Hockey team held the World No 2 Australian team to a 2-2 draw on Sunday in their second round-robin match of the Olympic Test Event here at the Oi Hockey Stadium. The match saw India twice cancel Australia's lead to earn themselves a hard fought draw with Kaitlin Nobbs (14′) and Grace Stewart (43′) scoring for the Australians, while Vandana Katariya (36′) and Gurjit Kaur (59′) scoring for India. World No 10 India started the match aggressively, matching Australia's attacking hockey with their own which saw both teams earn Penalty Corners, however neither managed to score. It was only in the 14th minute that Australia were awarded a Penalty Stroke after an Indian defender blocked a shot at goal. Australia's Kaitlin Nobbs made no mistake in converting from the spot to give her side a 1-0 advantage.

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